Halloween monster cake

Halloween Monster Cake

Looking for a Halloween Monster Cake recipe? This is a simple layered cake to make and the effect is fantastic. Fun and delicious, this is a great Halloween Cake idea.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween Monster Cake
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 10


Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 C powder sugar
  • 5-7 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • Green, purple, and orange food coloring

Halloween Sprinkles

  • 1 container Wilton Halloween sprinkles
  • 1 package red edible eyes sprinkles
  • 1 container Wilton bloody skull and bones sprinkles
  • 1 tube green glitter piping gel


Make the Cakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cake pans with pam baking spray
  2. Double the chocolate cupcake recipe and follow the directions.
  3. Divide the batter evenly between the 3 cake pans
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  5. Allow the cakes to completely
  6. Remove the cakes from the cake pans and place them onto a cutting board
  7. Place one cake onto the cake board and use the cake leveler to remove the dome from the cake
  8. Repeat steps with remaining two layers

Vanilla frosting directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring and beat until smooth and stiff peaks form
  2. Scoop 1 1/2 C of frosting into the 3 bowls each
  3. Mix in 1 color into each bowl
  4. Scoop each color into its own piping bag
  5. Scoop 2 C of frosting into the green frosting bowl and add more green food coloring into the frosting. Mix until combined
  6. Cut the tips off the three disposable piping bags
  7. Using the green frosting, pipe a thick ring round the outer edge of the top of the first layer of cake
  8. Pipe a thick ring of purple frosting on the inside of the green ring
  9. Pipe a thick ring of orange frosting on the inside of the purple ring
  10. Repeat steps until you cant pipe any more rings
  11. Remove the dome from the second cake layer
  12. Place the second layer on top of the first layer of frosting
  13. Repeat steps with the frostings
  14. Repeat steps of removing the dome from the third cake layer
  15. Place the third layer of cake onto the second layer of frosting
  16. Using 1 3/4 C of the green frosting, frost entire cake
  17. In a large bowl, combine all Halloween sprinkles
  18. Coat the entire cake with the halloween sprinkles
  19. Using the left over green and white frosting, scoop green frosting onto one side of the piping bag and the white frosting onto the other side that way you have a duel color frosting
  20. Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
  21. Using the piping gel, pipe oozy drips onto the top of the frosting dollops
  22. Place cake into the fridge to allow the frosting to set before cutting into slices and enjoy!